Until January 6, 2019, the public will be able to discover at Villa Paloma – NMNM – an exhibition consecrated to one of the leading representatives of American Pop Art, Tom Wesselmann.
“Beauty is only the promise of happiness” is a leitmotif borrowed from Stendhal. The exhibition, which is not a retrospective, is interested in the portrait that Wesselmann draws of ‘the woman’ – who has often been the subject of polemics because of her so-called ‘objectification’ – and offers a much more nuanced analysis of the relationship between the artist and his female subject.
Chris Sharp, curator of the exhibition, collected 25 paintings, drawings and sculptures ￼between dating from 1963 to 1993. Some of the works are from the artist’s series such as Great American Nudes, Bedroom Paintings, Seascapes and Still Life. A visit with commentary by the curator of the exhibition, Chris Sharp, will take place on Sunday, July 1 at 16:00 (free admission).
Admission to the NMNM is free every Sunday.